Have you set a date for your wedding?If so, congratulations!Now is the time to start the planning process.It’s not hard, but it’s important to be organized, starting with your wedding invitation.
A wedding invitation is one of the most important things in wedding planning.They provide guests with a sample wedding type, and they list important information to make sure people know where to go and when to go.You might also consider sending a save the date card.
But what’s in a wedding invitation ensemble? There are several different pieces; each important, each with it’s own purpose.Let’s check them out together.
- Corner copy is a great place for quick bits of information, such as “reception following ceremony,” if they’re in the same location. You can also use corner copy for “no gifts please” or a note about attire.
- Did you know one of the most common mistakes found on wedding invitations is missing information like the time, date, ceremony location or reception location? Check your invitation carefully, and then have at least two other people check it.
- Send your wedding invitations 4-8 weeks before the wedding date.
- Couples should always include a stamp on response cards for the guests’ convenience.
- Be considerate of older generations. If you’re using an online response service, be sure to send actual response cards to wedding guests who either don’t have access to a computer or are not comfortable with using an online service.
- Number the names on your guest list, and then write that number on the back of the corresponding response card. You can then look up responses by the number listed just in case you can’t read the handwriting or someone forgets to include his/her name.
- If the wedding invitation has enough room, the reception information may fit nicely toward the bottom of your invitation
- If you are hosting a reception before 1 p.m., the first line should say “Breakfast Reception.” Anything after 1 p.m. is just “Reception.” Do you want to indicate a sit-down meal? The first line should read “Dinner Reception.”
- Carefully consider the font you use on your direction cards. It’s important to make sure the font is easy to read for all of your guests.
- Remember to mention venue addresses and directions on your wedding website also.